Muslims to form ‘i-mosque’ network

The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA: The Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals Association (ICMI) says it wants to develop a digital “i-mosque” network to expand the role of the nation’s mosques.

“It is an effort to build an Islamic civilization,” ICMI chairman Ilham Akbar Habibie said on Thursday as quoted by as quoted by tempo.co.

He said that the i-mosque program would revive the oft-forgotten social and public functions of mosque, expanding their roles as education centers, healthcare clinics and cooperatives.

“Mosques are not merely places of worship,” he said.

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Categories: Asia, Indonesia, Internet, Religion

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